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Call for Applications 2022-88 Legal Counsellor, Various Locations (Bratislava, Kosice,Trencin, Zilina)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Place of work
Contract type
full-time, part-time
Start date
Wage (gross)
1 586 - 2 351,7 EUR/monthPositions are established in Bratislava, Kosice, Zilina and Trencin.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO), and the direct supervision of the Migration Information Centre Manager and the Coordinator for Legal Services, the incumbent will be responsible for legal counselling within the services of the Migration Information Centre (MIC) in selected regions, supporting the effective inclusion of migrants in Slovakia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1.Provide information and conduct individual counselling sessions on legal matters, particularly relevant to extension of legal stay in Slovakia (e.g. residence, migration and asylum procedures, rights and obligations, family reunification). Conduct initial assessment of needs and provide background information for individual cases of beneficiaries.
2.Establish daily communication with competent authorities (Foreign police, Labour Office, local municipalities) to facilitate full support of the cases and provide accurate information to the beneficiaries.
3.Provision of oversight of MIC legal services in selected regions of Slovakia including liaison and networking opportunities to facilitate legal protection, access to public services and authorities;
4.Advise and assist social rights-related caseload matters, (e.g. registration, applying for social support, housing, employment, medical services, other personal needs),
5.Organize focus group discussions and awareness-raising sessions on protection issues linked to legal rights, obligations and violations thereof (e.g. labour law, family law, etc.) in synergy with the protection staff.
6.Support (where applicable) the information units envisaged by the current legislation.
7.Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain client’s folders;
8.Monitor websites for updates and new legislation with regards to labour mobility;
9.Assist in elaboration legal analyses and statements to relevant laws and other legal documents;
10.Collect and regularly update relevant data and legal documents in a database of information related to inclusion of migrants in Slovakia;
11.Assist in preparing training materials on labour mobility in Slovak and English;
12.Assist in development of information materials and other supporting documents for target groups;
13.Monitor and assist in updating the MIC website, including insertion of updates, communication with website service provider;
14.Assist in preparation of various visibility materials in form of presentations, photos, articles, short films or others;
15.Organize outreach activities towards the private sector, educational and research institutions, trainings and consultations;
16.Assist in preparation of events, reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary and required;
17.Gather and archive data, information and supporting documentation necessary for the project implementation;
18.Assist in evaluation and reviewing of the project progress;
19.Assist in the preparation of periodic and final reports to the donor, including filing and preparation of supporting documentation;
20.Perform other related duties as assigned

Employee perks, benefits

Special Short-Term Ungraded Contract, until 31 October 2023 with possibility of extension
Salary depends on the candidates profile, experience and qualifications with an estimated range of all inclusive fee 1,586 EUR - 2,351.70 EUR per month.
Income is exempted from taxation.

Full-time or part-time, work from home possible

6 weeks of paid annual leave per year (2.5 days per completed month of service).
24 days of paid sick leave per year (2 days per completed month of service).
Special medical insurance

Information about the selection process

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
Internal candidates

Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.

This post is subject to local recruitment and funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, with Right of Residence and Right to Work in the Duty Station and verification of residency when applicable.

As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications -CV and a Cover Letter- in English to [email protected], referring to this advertisement, using the subject line "CFA 2022-88 Legal Counsellor, UG, Various Locations"

*Positions are established in Bratislava, Kosice, Zilina, Trencin.

For an application to be considered valid, it must contain a CV and a Cover Letter. Due to the volume of applications received, IOM SLOVAKIA Human Resources, will not be able to respond to all inquiries about the application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Posting period:
From 27 September 2022 – Open-ended.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until the most suitable candidate is selected.

No Fees:
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
processing, training, or other fees). IOM does not request any information related to bank

Expected date of completion of the selection process

31 October 2023 (there are still 28 more days)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University student
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

Slovak - Advanced (C1) and English - Advanced (C1)

Experience in the position/sector


Number of years of experience


The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills

•Bachelor’s degree in Law or related fields from an accredited academic institution or,
•Completed Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Law

•Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a team;
•Excellent orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law;
•Driving licence B.

Fluency in English and Slovak is required. Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian is highly desired. Fluency in other official IOM languages (Spanish, French) is advantageous.

Required Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

•Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
•Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
•Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
•Resource Mobilization - Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1
•Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
•Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
•Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
•Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
•Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link: https://www.iom.int/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf


Brief description of the company

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Contact person: IOM HR
E-mail: send CV
ID: 4433633  Dátum zverejnenia: 19.5.2023  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 586 EUR/month